During those hot summer months the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system may be the most important appliance in the house. This is especially true in modern homes with a lot of insulation because all of that insulation can make the building a lot warmer. Unfortunately, the more that the AC is used the more likely it is that the system will require HVAC Repair Southington CT. One reason for this is the amount of dust and dirt that can collect inside the appliance and the fact that the AC creates condensation. Mixing these two usually results in a thick muck that blocks the evaporator coil.
One way to reduce the need for HVAC Repair Southington CT is with regular maintenance. An HVAC needs to be serviced at least once each year so that the electronics are properly tested and the air handler is cleaned. The air handler is that portion of the system located inside the home. It is easy to spot because the ducts are connected to it. In most instances, the air handler will also be the same place where the dust filter is found, but some appliances place the filter away from the air handler to reduce the affects of dust.
The most common type of HVAC is the one that uses air ducts, but it isn’t the only way to cool a building. For example, an HVAC can make use of a heat pump, which also needs an air handler to spread the cool air around. Heat pumps work by moving heat, much like the AC, but this refrigeration system uses a lot less chemical refrigerant and this reduces its power requirements. Heat pumps come in different types, but the most common are air to air units. HVAC Repair in Southington CT for these systems typically occur because the compressor eventually breaks down.
Another comfort system that is becoming popular is the ductless or split system. This is a unique method of cooling because it doesn’t require the use of air ducts to deliver the treated air. Split systems can also be reversed like the heat pump so they can also heat the home. Contact the experts at James J Rybczyk Plumbing & Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to learn more about comfort systems and their repairs.